A Vancouver, Canada based art show featuring five mixed race female artists of Asian descent: Nomi Chi, Shannon Elliott, Katie So, Mandy Tsung and Lauren YS. The show highlights their personal experiences of being mixed race Asian women.
A striking and moving photographic project by Kip Fulbeck featuring mixed race Americans and their personal and physical transformations over fifteen years. Hapa.me is currently showing at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. Check out Kip Fulbeck’s other photography projects on mixed race and Asian identity featured on his website.
A documentary film that takes a close look at life for mixed race people in Japan, a largely racially homogeneous society. The film also offers a peek into a community of mixed race people called “Mixed Roots” who rely on each other for social support and friendship.
A beautifully animated film about a mixed Iranian and Chinese Canadian woman who travels to Iran for a poetry festival. The film explores Rosie Ming’s (played by the voice of Sandra Oh) quest to understand her family history and ultimately her own identity.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
A personal favorite — To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a Netflix movie that your teenage daughter has probably already seen. It’s a sweet, honest, and kind-hearted rom-com featuring a mixed Asian and white family at the center. It received a lot of attention from Asian American communities who appreciated the Yakult shout-out.
What Mixed Race Asians Will Never Tell you (Buzzfeed)
Mixed race adults of Asian descent discuss the challenges of being multiracial, from loneliness to othering. They also discuss the pride they feel in their heritages and leave the mixed race viewer with a piece of advice based on their experiences.
Will Multiracial Kids End Racism? (MTV Decoded)
In five minutes, Franchesca Ramsey busts the problematic myth that race mixing will end racism. In fact, this often well-intentioned myth serves to fetishize and erase the complex realities of mixed race people.
Mixed Race in Non-Post-Racial America (TEDx American University)
Two women, documentary filmmakers, mothers of mixed race children, and partners in interracial relationships, set out on a journey to understand mixed race experiences in the United States. They discuss some of their biggest takeaways and share a short clip from their upcoming documentary, Mixed.
Pew Research Series
An exciting series of short videos about multiracial identities, taking a look at the “what are you?” question, the advantages and challenges of being mixed race, and more, revealing yet again that the most challenging part of being multiracial is other people’s reactions, assumptions, and rejection. Be sure to explore Pew Research’s full report on multiracial Americans, released in 2015.
Multiracial Media is an active online community featuring articles written by community members, an advice column for parents and multiracial families, interviews with mixed race people, and my favorite, multiracial family portraits — you can submit your own family photo to be featured on their website. Multiracial Media also runs a podcast, The Multiracial Family Man, which hosts a weekly episode featuring interviews with different multiracial people each week.
Biracial Family Network
Biracial Family Network’s Facebook features regular posting of relevant news and opinion articles around the topic of biracial/multiracial identity and popular culture.